How Color Determines the Image as Much as Form by Kar Fedosh


A negative of the initial image lends to perception of a nighttime, rather than a daytime, scene.


blue - green
blue - green - blue - yellow

The first in a series of daytime scenes,
the eye seeing hills in the background and a plain in the foreground.


By simply changing the color of the foreground,
the viewer now sees a lake with sandy beach in the foreground and hills in the background.


blue - pale brown and tellow
dark colors

This time, a change in all the terrain provides a view of a desert,
a stark change from the first two daytime scenes.


By darkening the desert picture as a whole, we come up with a nighttime scene.
Here, the dark cloud lends a feeling of danger as though it were a storm cloud.


medium tones

Sticking to dark colors for a nighttime effect, we can go back to the lake.
The lighter cloud adds serenity, opposing its meaning in the previous picture.


Soften the colors further on the lake scene to obtain a pastel version of dawn or dusk.


black & greys
black - grey - yellow

The above picture is only black and white. By simply changing/stressing one object in the picture with a color, the overall effect is softened.

So we return back to where it all started from.

What do you see?